DIY Painted Drop Cloth Curtains

Disclosure: This kid friendly, stain resistent, DIY Painted Drop Cloth Curtain tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WorryFreeMessFree #CollectiveBias I’ve been wanting to update my deck window treatments for about ten years. While my kids were growing up, I put a lot of home improvements on hold. I loved when my kids were little, but they were also messy. Having kids comes with fingerprints and stains on your walls and fabrics. My kids are older now, but still messy so I decided to stop putting off decor updates. Instead, I’ve decided to find solutions that will let my kids be kids while I enjoy my home.  This is the first of those [Click here to continue reading]

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DIY Framed Greeting Card

It doesn’t always take a lot of money to create beauty in your home. Over the years, I’ve challenged myself to find frugal ways to decorate my home. We were a one income family, by choice, for years while my children were young. We didn’t have a decor budget so I had to be really creative in my efforts to decorate my home. I picked up on an inexpensive way to fill spaces with framed art using greeting cards. There are so many pretty ones on the market, but I’ve never had to buy one for this type of project. Over the years, I’ve been gifted some of the nicest cards and I hated to have them sitting in a closet tucked away.  One day, I thought [Click here to continue reading]

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How To Make a Yarn Tassel Banner

One of the reason I love having my own office is because I get to decorate it as often as I like. In every other part of my house, I compromise on the decor, but in my office, I have complete creative control. To spruce up my space for spring and Easter, I made an easy yarn tassel banner. To make it all I used was brightly colored yarn. Using a card as a guide, I began wrapping the yarn until I achieved the thickness I was looking for. Then using a length of yarn longer than my tassel, I threaded it through the tassel horizontally and tied of the top. This will be what you’ll use to hang your tassel. After tying to top, [Click here to continue reading]

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Blog Income Report for January 2015

I am starting a new series here on Aprons And Stilletos that will highlight my monthly blog income. Let me start by saying, I am absolutely blessed to have a husband who provides for our family so that I don’t have to work. I’ve been a stay at home wife and mom since our children were 11, 4, 2 and 3 moths old. They are now 21, 14, 12 and 11. I started A Proverbs Wife, a Christian family blog in 2008 and after about a year it went from being just a hobby to a source of part time at first, then later a full-time income. In January 2014, I started Aprons and Stilletos to share more of the creative versus marriage and parenting side [Click here to continue reading]

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About Saidah Washington

Hi there! I’d love to hear from you. Email _______________________________________________________ MEDIA KIT I’m Saidah the fun-loving writer behind Aprons And Stilletos.  My passion has always been for home whether how to manage, organize it or decorate it. When I’m not dreaming up ways to make our house a home, I’m at the gym lifting weights. On my site you’ll learn a lot through my tutorials and an occasional video.  I’m married to an amazing man and we have four beautiful children ranging in age from 12-21. They are the benefactors of all of the delicious recipes I develop. I guess you could say, I am a domestic engineer, and I love every minute of it.  This site is for you. Everything you read here will be [Click here to continue reading]

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Den Tour Before and After | Flooring Install

We are working our way through improving our home, one project at a time.  One of our biggest projects to date was adding sheetrock to this room.  This room had flooded and just about everything needed repair. We finally got the walls up and now it’s time to move on to installing the floors. This room is our family room and main hub for movie nights so we were eager to get this project done. This room is prone to moisture, so we used moisture proof sheetrock. After much deliberation, we decided to install vinyl flooring since it too is waterproof.  The pieces interlocked easily and was very Do-It-Yourself’er friendly. It took us about three weekends to finish the installation.  We worked on it for a few hours [Click here to continue reading]